DescriptionApollo 11 Flown American Flag Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin, in Framed Display, with LOA. A 5.75" x 4" cloth U.S. flag that flew aboard the historic first manned lunar landing mission with Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, July 16-24, 1969. The flag is mounted on a certificate printed with the words: "This Flag Traveled to the Moon with Apollo 11, the First Manned Lunar Landing, July 20, 1969/ APOLLO 11/ July 16-24, 1969/ Armstrong - Collins - Aldrin". That certificate has been beautifully double-matted and museum framed to an overall 16.75" x 19.25", ready to hang. Flown items from this mission are always in demand. Excellent.
Included with this lot is a 2011-dated Letter of Authenticity signed by David Van Zile; it reads, in full: "This letter will serve as my statement that this U.S. flown flag was indeed flown to the moon aboard Apollo 11 by my stepfather, Col. Edwin E. (Buzz) Aldrin, Jr. During the time I resided with Buzz, my stepfather, he gave me a number of space memorabilia items from his personal collection. He also gave a number of items to my grandmother, Ada Handelsman, and to my mother Beverly, including flown items. My grandmother gave her collection to me prior to her passing in 1990, and my Mom left me much of her collection when she passed away. This letter will serve to confirm that Col. Edwin E. (Buzz) Aldrin Jr. met my mother, Beverly Van Zile in 1974, in Woodland Hills, CA. They were married in 1975. I lived at home with them while attending college at U.C.L.A. I have direct knowledge of this fact because Buzz told me the flag was flown to the moon with him on Apollo 11."
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